Child protection plan and register statistics

Last updated: 04 Sep 2018 Topics: Safeguarding and child protection

If a child is considered to be suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm the local authority will make them the subject of a child protection plan (in England) or add them to a child protection register (in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales).

We’ve created a series of factsheets pulling together the most up-to-date statistics on children who are the subject to child protection plan or on a child protection register for each of the UK nations.

Each factsheet sets out:

  • the number of children who are the subject of a child protection plan or on a child protection register
  • the reasons children are the subject of a plan or on a register
  • the age and gender of children who are the subject of a plan or on a register.

> Find out more about statistics on child abuse

> Find out more about the child protection system in the UK

> Read an overview of available statistics in our annual How safe are our children? report